Everyone’s always talking about creating secure passwords. But to be effective, passwords are impossible to remember! Wouldn’t you agree?
To make it easier to remember, do you use “123456” or “password”? Check out this list of the top 25 Worst Passwords used in 2017. Are you guilty of using any of them?
How difficult do you suppose it would be for hackers to try these 25? Especially if they use software that can run through them in a split second? Why make it easy for them by using these common word and number combinations?
It’s frustrating! I get it. Comedian Don Friesen totally gets it! Watch this video:
The Best Password is a Long, Strong One
Don’t you hate coming up with a different password for every account you have? I sure do. But there are tools that do that for you.
Use a password generator like Secure Password Generator. There are others, but I like this one because it gives me the flexibility to determine how many characters to use, as well as whether or not to use symbols.
So if you create a new password for every site you visit, how can you possibly keep track of them?
Use a Password Manager to Store All Your Passwords
Password managers keep track of your passwords for you. All you need to do is remember one master password, the one that lets you into the password manager.
Clearly this password needs to be unique because if someone is able to get into your password manager, they will have access to ALL your passwords. But at least you only have to remember one!
The Most Commonly Used Password Managers
Don’t tempt fate by using the same password for everything or by using easy-to-decipher passwords. Make it more difficult for hackers to gain access to your site by following what the experts say.
Pat Moon says
Loved the video. Passwords are definitely a real problem. I do have a system set up. Most of the time it works for me but, of course, there are those times that something falls through the cracks. No, I’m not going to share my system here! Sorry!